Sinar Mas Land Provides Coding Scholarships for Dozens of Young People

END OF last year, the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia Johnny G Plate said that currently Indonesia needs 12.5 million digital talents to succeed in accelerating the national digital transformation. This motivates Sinar Mas Land through the Digital Hub to contribute to creating a digital workforce.

Since 2017, the company has implemented a coding education and training scholarship program to empower the younger generation in Tangerang Regency. This year Digital Hub provided scholarships to dozens of young people on Tuesday (05/04) at the BSD City Marketing Office Building. The coding scholarship was given symbolically by Ahmed Zaki Iskandar (Tangerang Regent), Dulhak (Head of PAUD and Dikmas Division of Tangerang Regency Education Office), Irawan Harahap (Chief Digital Tech Ecosystem & Development of Sinar Mas Land), and the board of directors of Sinar Mas Land to scholarship recipients.

The Sinar Mas Land Coding Scholarship is intended for young people who have completed high school education and the equivalent. Scholarship recipients will undergo coding education and training at a number of non-vocational institutions, namely Binar Academy, Purwadhika Digital Technology School, and Techpolitan for four months. In December 2021, Sinar Mas Land and the Tangerang Regency Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for educational scholarships and coding training for communities around the Tangerang Regency area.

Zaki Iskandar said that his party really appreciates Sinar Mas Land’s efforts to continue to contribute to the development of superior human resources in the form of opportunities to receive digital education for the younger generation in Tangerang Regency. “We hope that the scholarship recipients can have a sustainable impact, open up business opportunities and employment so that in the next 10-20 years Indonesia will be able to compete in the world’s technology vortex, starting from the Digital Hub BSD City,” said the Tangerang Regent.

On the same occasion, Sinar Mas Land’s Chief Digital Tech Ecosystem & Development Irawan Harahap said this program is expected to improve the quality of Indonesia’s digital human resources, especially from BSD City and its surroundings. The provision of educational scholarships and coding training, he continued, is a concrete step for the Digital Hub to support the government in producing digital talents in the country with global standards so that they can contribute to improving the Indonesian economy.

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Sinar Mas Land built a 26-hectare Digital Hub in BSD City. The area is dedicated to communities, educational institutions, start-ups, and multinational companies in the technology, digital, and creative industries. Digital Hub is now home to leading technology companies such as Traveloka, Grab, Apple Developer Academy, NTT, Juniper, and a number of other technology companies. (RO/OL-14)

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